Aunty Sue’s Gives Back to Community
May 12th marked the Grand opening of Aunty Sueâ€™s restaurant in their new location in the Brant Hotel. Aunty Sueâ€™s is a well known restaurant that has been in business for many years here in the Fort. Sue Tkachuk, the owner of Aunty Sueâ€™s, has built a reputation of serving delicious food, be if for breakfast, lunch or dinner — not forgetting her homemade pies that are so delicious that it is worth bartering with other customers for the last slice.
Coupled with Sueâ€™s great meals and her hot, homemade soups which have warmed many on cold a cold winter day, Sue also has a reputation for warming hearts with her generosity. Over the years, Sue and her husband Bill have hosted Christmas Dinner in their restaurant or donated Aunty Sueâ€™s gift certificates for every Christmas hamper that the Food Bank puts out in the community.
True to her genuine giving nature, Sueâ€™s grand opening contributed half the dayâ€™s proceeds to the Robin Hood Foundation, which assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community. The proceeds donation came to an appreciative $600.
In attendance at the grand opening was Puppets on String, who provided a fun and delightful puppet show for over two hours. Puppets on a String are a group of disabled people who are puppeteering their way into becoming very well known. The puppets are fabulous looking, choreographed to Johnny Cashâ€™s â€˜Burning Ring of Fireâ€™, or a puppet turtle with an umbrella singing along to â€˜Singing in the Rain,â€™ just to mention a couple of acts of their fantastic show.
Mayor Gale Katchur was also in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Along with the proceeds, Sue also donated two puppets to Puppets on a String that she had lovingly packed away and rediscovered during the restaurantâ€™s move. ~JS